Electric and hybrid cars are much quieter on the road than the cars with a combustion engine. Although this is beneficial to the environment, it can also result dangerous to road users, especially to visually impaired people or cyclists, since they may not hear the cars approaching, being present or departing.
EUROCONTROL we are proud of their tools that help measure, monitor and mitigate the impact of aviation on the environment – doing their bit to help the global aviation community reduce noise, emissions and air pollution, the latter being the theme of this year’s World Environment Day.
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INEA has received 69 project proposals requesting over €256.5 million co-funding by today’s 17:00 deadline of the 2019 CEF Transport calls. Evaluation of the proposals will start in May, and the grant agreements with the successful applicants will be prepared as of October 2019.
Technological advances and societal changes have triggered a drastic evolution in mobility. Alongside other trends, such as digitalisation, autonomous driving and shared mobility, electric mobility is also gaining momentum. Electric mobility could help the EU to achieve its goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, noise and dependence on oil. However, the extent of this help will depend on a number of factors, such as the share of electric vehicles in the overall vehicle fleet and how environmentally friendly electric vehicles can remain throughout their life cycle. Global sales of new electric road vehicles have been growing significantly in recent years, largely driven by the mass expansion of this mode of transport in China.